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Dessert,  Gluten Free

Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookie Recipe
(with White Chocolate)

Merry Christmas friends! Christmas is officially 9 days away, and I have fully decorated my apartment with green and red. I have snowmen, Santa, a mini Christmas tree, stockings, trimmings, the whole shebang.

Christmas is my favorite holiday by far, and always has been. I love baking and cooking during December because there are so many yummy and delicious options and you get to make it cutesy and cozy. I love making the classic sugar cookies cutouts with frosting and sprinkles, peppermint flavored pastries, hot chocolate from scratch, and last but not least, gingerbread cookies!

Our family did not grow up making gingerbread cookies, but as an adult I started making them 3-4 years ago, and MAN have I been missing out this entire time. They are SO good and super underrated. Honestly, I probably won’t be just making them at Christmas time, but year round.

My absolute favorite thing about these gingerbread cookies, is how soft and moist they are.

The ginger and cinnamon give it a spicy kick and the molasses gives it a rich, deep, flavor and wonderful moisture.
To top it all off, they are gluten free! Dip these in melted white chocolate to really put them over the edge.

Rows of gingerbread cookies

So whether you are going to a festive Christmas party, having family over, or just sipping cocoa by the fireplace in your home, these cookies are fantastic to bake and eat. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Cheers and Happy Holidays!

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a gluten free gingerbread cookie held up by a hand

Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookie Recipe
( with White Chocolate)


  • Author: Allison Olivia
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x

Description

Soft, moist, molasses and ginger cookies, dipped in melted white chocolate.


Ingredients

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Gingerbread Cookies

  • 2 1/3 cups gluten free flour blend (with xanthan gum)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • ½ cup butter, at room temperature 
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly 
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar (or granulated sugar)
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • ⅓ cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (for rolling)

White Chocolate

  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil

Instructions

GF Gingerbread Cookies with White Chocolate

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the gluten free flour, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, salt, and the pinch of nutmeg. 
  2. In a Kitchen Aid with the paddle attachment, slowly cream together the butter, melted coconut oil, and sugar until well combined. Add the egg and the molasses and mix for about 30 seconds.
  3. With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until well combined.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F.
  5. Line a 9x 13 baking sheet with parchment paper or grease it. 
  6. Put 1/4 cup granulated sugar into a small bowl. Scoop dough 1 tablespoon at a time, shape into balls, then roll in the granulated sugar.
  7. Put dough balls onto the baking sheet and bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack.
  8. After letting the cookies cool completely, melt the white chocolate chips with the coconut oil in a microwavable bowl  in 30 second intervals  and whisk until there are no lumps.
  9. Take each cookie and dip halfway into the melted white chocolate. Let set on parchment paper. 
  10. Put sprinkles on top and enjoy!

Notes

My favorite brand of GF flour is Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1:1 Baking Flour. If your flour doesn’t have xanthan gum in it, add 1/2 teaspoon more baking soda. I wouldn’t recommend just using almond flour by itself. 

If you do not have coconut oil, you could use avocado oil, or use 1/4 cup butter. 

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8-10
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: gingerbread cookies, gluten free gingerbread cookies, gluten free Christmas cookies, Christmas cookies, ginger cookies

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